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Nov 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
. indeed, between the time of seward's carriage accident and his return to washington, the famous state in which lincoln walks through richmond and then he returns to washington. the first thing lincoln does is go straight for the train station to see his friends who were in bed and seward wakes up and the two of them talk a while. seward cannot set up. in order to converse more comfortably, lincoln gets into bed with him, leaning on his elbow, and the two of them shot for an hour. >> how do we know? --frederick's ma'am wire memoire, the son, and fannie seward, the daughter, kept a wonderful diary. >> he is 64. augustus,re his sons, frederick, and family? -- fannie? >> fannie is 19. augustus is late 20's. frederick, early 20's. >> they are young. what was the assassin's name? >> alternative names. lewis powell. late 20's. not more than that. a confederate veteran. a big man. 6 feet, 3 inches. it would have been army patrols immediately after the assassination. armed guards are around after, but no, no one protecting the secretary of state. some scholars think booth realized in the
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 1:00am EST
important role. it you are not going to be able to change washington solely from the inside. that is what the president has always believed, that we need the american people to keep pushing on washington and their leaders. you just cannot transfer this. people are not going to spend hours away from their families and their jobs contributing financially when it is are for them to do it unless they believe in the candidate. all of this, the door knocks, the contributions made, the phone calls made, or because these people believed in barack obama. for candidates who want to try and build a grass-roots campaign, it's not going to happen because there is a list are because you have the best technology. they have to build up the kind of emotional appeal so people are willing to go out there and spend their time and resources and provide their talents because they believe in someone and what they are offering. we are hopeful that many people that helped us this time will end up running for office themselves, are leading nonprofit, or playing enormously valuable roles in their community. again,
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am EST
a possible review of the military drone strategy. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning. welcome to "washington journal." congress returns to washington with the clock counting down on time left to tackle the tough fiscal cliff and make decisions about taxes, spending, and budget cuts. states are looking at how they can be affected. a question for you this morning, whether states should have a say in budget talks. here are the numbers to call. if you can also find us online. here is the headline in "the new york times." the pew center has a new study out called "the impact on the fiscal cliff on states." here is what it says. we would do more into these and how they will specifically affect states on an individual basis. there is a question on whether the fiscal cliff would hurt. it says -- our question for you this morning is whether the states should have a stake of in negotiations. looking more in the story "the new york times." it says -- some of the benefits states could receive, nobody is retained that president obama and republicans in congress will fail to reach
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
>> as they returned to washington this week, some lawmakers from both parties were talking about compromise to avoid the january fiscal cliff, showing a willingness to put spending cuts and revenues on the negotiating table. the white house warned that the uncertainty of potential tax hikes for middle-class taxpayers could hurt consumer confidence during the holiday shopping session. that could have a big effect on the economy. the washington post writes that the white house is ratcheting up pressure to avoid the fiscal cliff. on c-span tonight, we will bring you some of the house and senate debate from august of 2011, when congress passed the budget control act that triggered cuts to take effect on january 1. we will also hear from president obama, who signed the deficit reduction measure into law, part of the deal to raise the debt ceiling. first, senate majority leader harry reid and republican majority leader mitch mcconnell will talk on the senate floor about the january fiscal deadline. >> since our country voted to return president obama to the white house, i have spoken o
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
driver's seat. by the way, i am not going to allow politicians in washington to control health-care choices women should make it by themselves. i am not going to do that. we are not going to go backwards. we are going to go for words. -- forwards. [applause] colorado, we know what change is. we know what the future requires. we do not need a big government agenda or a small government agenda. we need a middle class agenda that will reward responsibility. we need a common sense agenda that says when we educate a poor child, it helps us all, that says we donate suit science, her discovery will benefit all americans. we need an agenda that recognizes we do not just look out for ourselves. we look out for one another. we look out for future generations. we meet these obligations by working together. that is the change we need. that is what 2008 is about. that is why i need you to vote. [applause] let me be clear. achieving this agenda will not be easy. it will not be easy over the next four years. back in 2008, when we talk about change, i told you i was not just talking about changing
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 7:00am EST
. your e-mails are live, next. of >> good morning.. the u.s. capitol after returning to washington for three days congress is out for the thanksgiving hall day, but back next week to work on the so-called fiscal cliff. the president in thailand. first stop in a three nation southeast asian tour and as part of the debate over the debt and government programs include social security, medicare and medicaid. aarp saying social security and medicare should not be cut as part of the debate over the 16 trillion over all debt. we'll get your thoughts our phone lines are open at (202) 737-0001 and (202) 737-0002 for republicans if you're an independent. (202) 628-0205, 3382 i'm sorry. headlines on this sunday morning. flames of rage. israel shoots down hamas missiles and we'll have more on this late in the program and the calculating the cliff. cover of cq weekly. republicans are talking about higher taxes as the president presses issue. and then there's this story from the "washington post". headline. aarp flexes muscle in debt talks the lo big power house for older americans last year mad
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
class for the 113th congress is in washington this week. democrats in that freshman class met with reporters today and that's one of the events we covered and you will find that in our video library at cspan .org. four bills and votes if requested coming up at 6:30 eastern. s. 1956. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 1956, an act to prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the united states from participating in the european union's emissions trading scheme, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from florida, mr. mica, and the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. mica: first of all, mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on s. 19356. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mica: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is rec
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 7:00am EST
page of "the washington times." again, and that whole story is in "the washington times." republican from washington, maine. what is your optimism level for america? caller: good morning. the day after the election, i thought it was a very sad day for our country. i am a christian. i compare the morals of the two men. i am very strong in my belief against abortion, the marriage issue. the top of the list would be the economy and the morality for my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. i don't see this country doing better in the next four years. i fear we may slide even further backward. i'd just pray that all of our leaders, republicans and democrat, will start looking at the bible and seeing what god wants them to do and it just be better men and women. that is basically my views. happy thanksgiving to you. host: the front page of the orange county registry this morning. one gentleman here is thankful for work. family is another one. someone here is thankful that the election is over. the internet. food and xbox. family, jobs, health. that is the front page of "the ora
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am EST
loved her. no doubt about that. >> why did she hate politics and washington so much? >> she hated it because she was made fun of. the ladies of washington did not like the way she dressed, did not like how her hair was done. they thought she was a rube. after all, he did not gain acceptance -- he was shunned by almost all of washington and most of the senators because he came from a corrupt background. they let her now at one point that you do not wear seersucker if you are a first lady. she responded, what is wrong with seersucker? it was a series of incidents like that that made her hate washington. she would only stay there a minimal number of months in the year when harry was senator. even when he became president, she did not like washington. the grandson has been just put together a collection of letters he found in the house in books. he claims she loved being a senator's wife. i put that in the book -- the book was finished but i managed to get it in the notes. i did not find that she really enjoyed being in washington. so we have a conundrum. >> do you still live on lincoln
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
. ... >> president obama and his family are returning to the washington area arriving outside of washington. thursday on washington journal with both chambers returning to washington next week, we will speak with our guest about what lies ahead and scott wilson. washington journal is life every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. analysts and the former director participated in a bipartisan panel examining the next steps for the president and congress hosted by laszlo strategies. this is over an hour. >> who loo>> good morning. welcome. i am founder and president of this organization which is laszlo strategies. it does strategic communication but we're not partisan and i am very honored and delighted to have a terrific set of panels to offer the audience today. we have to audiences, a live audience here, we are in the rayburn office building in a hearing room of the foreign affairs committee. i would like to thank congressman berman for his service. it is an incredible thing to have to serve or be willing to serve. it is a painful process to go through negative campaigning. i think the american v
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
? >> in this campaign or? >> no when you get to washington? >> you asked if i would vote for john boehner so i don't know. i would vote for a republican speaker. let me mention since we're talking about the lack of bipartisan ship. congressman's budget which is an impressive budget it wasn't supported by his own party. so we need people that can come up with bipartisan solutions reach across the table. i'm in the center. he's so far to the left there is no coming home for him. he's not your father's democrat, he's not a john f. kennedy democrat. he's got his own agenda. >> where is the center you could shake hands with a democrat over the table? >> can i? >> yeah, which issue? >> there are plenty of issues. bringing the corporate tax rate down. i think it's a great idea that he came up with and prick supported -- president clinton supported that. >> i'm proud to have the support of president clinton who said the progressive version is the best and it was the budget that most invested in putting america back into the future business because it protects social security, medicare and
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
let me tell you what we're doing in mow hoe is what mitt romney is going to do in washington and get this country back on track again. [applause] it's really faith ladies and gentlemen and boys and girls, and by the way i've never seen so many young people at campaign rallies. and i'll tell you what i think it's all about. we as americans recognize we have two paths to choose. we've seen what the last four years gives us and it gives us more government that's inefficient and doesn't work very well. it gives us the possibility of even higher taxes. and there's a lot of reasons i hate higher taxes, the biggest reason is i know where that money goes in that city and it's time to clean it up down there. the last thing we need is higher taxes and regulators. instead of embracing the people that give people opportunity for jobs, they pound on us, they pound on small business people and stunt our growth. but we have another choice here tonight. and that's why there is so many people here tonight. you know it's about that american dream. you know government is not the answer. government is t
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 7:00am EST
about the energy boom. "washington journal" next. host: good morning, it's wednesday, november 21. president obama returns to the white house this afternoon following his tour of asia. secretary clinton is on the ground in the mideast, meeting with israeli, egyptian, and palestinian officials in an effort to bring an end to the ongoing violence in the gaza strip. yesterday's fed chairman ben bernanke issued warnings to u.s. leaders negotiating over the so- called fiscal cliff about the serious financial impact looming on the horizon. that's where we begin this morning. how confident are you about the state of the u.s. economy? what steps are you taking to prepare for the potential impact if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff? give us a call this morning. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media sites, twitter or facebook. or e-mail us. thismorning to you on wednesday, november 21. we are talking about federal reserve chairman ben bernanke's comments yesterday about the fiscal cliff, and getting your thoughts on bthe u.s. economy. and this headline -- also, i
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 9:30pm EST
. you know, there is some things we do not want washington to do. we do not want politicians in washington, most of whom are male, to control health-care decisions that women can make for themselves. [applause] now, for a year's we as a president who share these beliefs. his name was bill clinton. his economic plan and the ask the wealthiest americans to pay a little bit more so we could reduce the deficit still invest in the skills and ideas of our people. at the time the republicans in congress and the senate candidates by the name of mitt romney -- i don't want you to boo, i want you to vote. i want you to vote. the republican candidates by the name of mitt romney said bill clinton's plans would hurt the economy and kill jobs. turns out the mouth was just as bad then as it is now. -- the math was just as bad then as it is now. america created 23 million new jobs. our deficit had turned into a surplus. florida, we know our ideas work. we also know their ideas do not. because we try their ideas, too. we tried giving insurance companies and oil companies free rein to do whatever
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 5:00pm EST
inspiring presidents. i do a lot of reading about george washington. that had not been for george washington we will not of a country. i've always been very inspired by him. abraham lincoln made those decisions that are necessary at the time to pull the country back together and put us on a new course. in terms a modern day, i look at all the presidents. we are at a very critical point in our history. i think he has been the most touching for me individually. i hear pros and cons about the president. i think the american people thought they were the best candidates. i would ever say we've ever had a bad president. all is that better presidents. they did to come along at the right moment. i think they all came along in the right moment. it is a tough job. i think we have been blessed to have great presidents. at this point i think we'll open it up to the audience for questions. >> thank you. before that day in the white house how you deal with the massive attention that has befallen on your family that de? the intention is good. it is not about me. it is about actions that happen e
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am EST
work the legislation regarding homeland security. ♪ >> "washington journal" continues. host: with 35 days to strike a deal, the two sides have yet to set up a face to face discussion this week. instead both sides plan to meet in separate meetings. liberal groups like unions are planning protests on capitol hill. prominent democrats are advocating a cliff diving. we want to get your take. should we go over the fiscal cliff? the democrats, 202-585-3880. republicans, 202-585-3881. independents and all others, 2.202-585-388 yesterday at the daily news conference of the white house, jay carney the spokesman there was asked about liberals who are advocating going off the so- called fiscal cliff. here is what he had to say. [video clip] >> he spoke with john boehner. by the weekend and he will meet with them at the appropriate time as well as nancy pelosi and mitch mcconnell. so the process that he began is continuing. recanting you to be optimistic that a balanced approach is achievable. we know what the solutions are. it was senator who said that in an op-ed, one benefit of all of the
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 10:00am EST
session today. tune in tonight and back on this program "washington journal." not only will you hear complete results but we will hear your viewer reaction via tweets and through phone calls. we thank you for joining us today. here is the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. november 6, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable steven c. latourette to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer today will be offered by our guest chaplain, the reverend dr. kirk erhardt, washington, d.c. the chaplain: let us pray. god who exists within each one of us and binds us together as one people, be with us on this election day as we exercise our responsibility to choose our leaders and set a trajectory into the future. let us be mindful and respectful of the views of those who vote for someone else. open our minds to realize that although we are a nation fille
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
walter stahr tonight at 8:00. >> it the price of peace in washington is cutting a deal that six students of the financial aid or gets rid of funding for planned parenthood are let's insurance companies discriminates against those with pre-existing conditions, i am not going to make that deal. i will fight against that deal. that is a price and not willing to pay. that is not bipartisanship. that is surrendered to the status quo that has heard too many families. >> is in the power of the american people to choose their own future. we know what we need to know. you can stay on the path of the last four years where you can change. -- last four years or you can make real change. the president will still be unable to work with the people in congress. he has ignored them. he has attacked them. the debt ceiling will come up again and shutdown and default will be threatened. the president was right when he said he cannot and washington from the inside. at this case you can take him at his word and we will put him outside sing. >> victory in concession speeches from key congressional and
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 10:10pm EST
coming to washington. wandering the halls, and i did not know them all in the 1970's were madeleine albright, stephen breyer, susan collins, lamar alexander. many of the leaders. and in the media today, chris matthews, george will. many of these people got their training in the senate. we were not part of the greatest generation. we have the next best thing. we were trained by them. host: our next call for ira shapiro comes from barry. you have to turn down your set. we are getting feedback. caller: i just turned it down. this is why they had more democrats back then, because of the tea party. they made our government stagnant. they are upset about capitalism. that is what built our country. we send them a strong message. as americans, we need to back up the present by getting more involved with the senate. e-mail in your search senator, your congressman and even the president. -- e-mail your senator, the congressman, and even the president. host: we will leave it there. talk to us a little bit about what barry brought up. it is not up to 55 on the democratic side and 45 on the the
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> out today on "washington journal to attack the fiscal cliff situation. after that, more about the fiscal cliff with a member of the house services committee. plus hear some calls, e-mails, and tweets. "washington journal" live sixth morning on c-span -- live this morning on suspicion. >> the assassination has been dominated by two schools of thought. i will briefly describe each of them and how they approach the evidence in the case. to begin with, some insist house walls and ruby were loan -- oswald and ruby were lone nuts. and there is the conspiracy theory. they are convinced there was a large conspiracy and a massive cover-up. >> this weekend on c-span 3's american history tv, 30 years later the mystery remains. what happened in dallas? the assassination of john f. kennedy. alan kruger, chairman of the press the's council of economic advisers spoke at the economic -- chairman of the president's's council of economic advisers spoke at the economic club of washington. >> we are very pleased today to have the chairman of the pres
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 1:00am EST
boost their own clout in washington for their own personal purposes. that is one thing that republican leaders could do to try to improve this candidate selection process. >> what did those types of groups, what role they play? but they played a role in trying to choose candidates, much like we just discussed. it seems like such a long time ago, the primaries. especially this morning. >> i think yesterday's seems like a long time ago. >> but in general, -- actually, one particularly instructive incident was the club for growth and a rather aggressive letter to the house republican leadership in march warning them off in getting involved in the member verses member primary between david schriber and dan quayle -- ben quayle in arizona. it's certainly got a lot of attention. the fact that these groups are not afraid to step in for no particular reason is a large reason why we end up with candidates who are willing to say and do anything. >> and by the way, in that race, quayle was the leadership backed candidates and schwiekwer was the growth backed candidates and he ended up
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
change. i mean, that's old. that's the attitude in washington that needs to change. now, virginia, after four years as president, you know me. you know me. so when you're trying to sort through this argument about change, part of what you have to ask yourself is, who do you trust? when you are talking about the economy and policy that is so critical to our future, you've got to ask yourself, who do you trust? you may not agree with every decision i have made -- michele does not agree with every decision i have made. there may be times when you are frustrated at the pace of change. i am frustrated sometimes with the pace of change. but you know i mean what i say and i say what i mean. you know what i believe, you know where i stand, what i said we would end the war in iraq, we ended it. what i said we would pass health care reform, we passed it. when i said we would repeal do not ask do not tell, we repeal that. you know i tell the truth. and most importantly, you know i will fight for you and your families every single day as hard as i know how. so let me tell you, i know what wil
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
he has a cushion going into the counties around washington. >> and the more suburban -- obama will get a big a big scor. >> we haven't seen the vote tallies in virginia. and joining us on set is the arcitect -- >> call me "winner" house races? your job was to protect the majority or grow this. is it possible the republicans may net seats? >> we will get them in non- traditional areas. we will get them because we fought hard. this means you get to do a lot of things you wouldn't normally do. one goal of mine, four years ago, was to make sure we were a national party with a national message, to sell thit that way. john boehner backed it up and eric cantor with a great job. >> early numbers from ohio and virginia, you may be one of the few happy republicans in tonigh. >> how do you feel about the washington. >> we put a lot of work into this. the rcc is about winning. cantor and boehner were with us -- winning back twice. you have to prove you can do it. >> for those watching, the congressman runs the campaign committee. controls the money that is spent -- what is one district you wil
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
parents do? >> my mother was a journalist, she was a science writer. she wrote for the washington post for a number of years. >> what was her name? >> christine heineman. my father worked for general electric, and he now teaches up in boston. >> wasn't his father also well known? i learned this from you, but thousand how did they fit into the path? >> my parents and grandparents are amazing people. i feel very lucky. >> what did they do? >> my grandfather was a completely self--made man. his father actually killed himself in 1929 after the stock market crashed and he was left sort of alone to fend for his family, and he went to school, found his way into law school, and started out as a lawyer and then ended up running the northwest railroad and a number of businesses in chicago. he was very civic-minded, too. his advisors, president johnson and others. i think my dad and i sort of inherited a lot of his social beliefs, and i think i carry eye lot of that with the film making that i do for sure. >> why did you decide to study at dartmouth? >> i didn't know what i wanted to do with my l
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 3:45pm EDT
great to be here and to have a debate about very important issues. i went to washington, d.c. as an auditor and prosecutor to solve problems for missouri families and to hold government accountable to taxpayers. i knew it would take a couple of things. it would take hard work. it would take a compromise. first, in remarks. i had no idea the earmarking process was until i got there. lobbyists and campaign donations. i said, i will not play this game. we should do this based on merit and not who you know. i never asked for an earmarked. i went to work with republicans senators such as mccain and other republican colleagues. we banned earmarks. i am proud of that work. congressman akin has requested hundreds of earmarks. he was a proud defender of the year marking process. he said it was a constitutional principle. then there is contracting. as a prosecutor, i looked up of government contracting that was going on and look at what was going on in iraq and afghanistan. once again, working with both parties, we were able to really reform bureaucracies that was wasting your money in ways t
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2012 10:00am EST
: we appreciate all of your calls. we will be back tomorrow and every day with "washington journal." to the american enterprise institute. the topic here, conservatives and immigration reform. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> you know, there has been a tension at the heart of the conservative movement approach to immigration at least as long as i've followed politics and a lot longer than that. there are two influential camps in the conservative movement who have jockeyed for control to define the right approach to immigration policy. this is a crude generalization, but i think a fair one. on the one hand, there are economic libertarians who don't mind so much the presence of large numbers of immigrants in the united states illegally. they would also welcome much more legal immigration as well. we call this "the wall street journal" wing. on the other hand our social and law-and-order conservatives who are concerned with preserving culture and the maintenance of social order. they believe that large numbe
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 6:00am EST
entrepreneurship commit tease. he's the courage and tenacity to stand up to washington's reckless spending. he's the type of special that we need to restore fiscal discipline and champion job creation. if you ask me, america can expect great things from this man in the years to come. ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm iowa welcome to senator marco rubio. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. so this thing beeps like that, i don't know what that means. cut it off, right? i'm really honored to be here. thanks for having me and governor for inviting me. i'm still new enough to be amazed that people so far from florida even care what i have to say. i'm glad to be back in this part of the country. you may not know this but i was here in this part of the country earlier in my life in 1989 and 90 i came to a small school. they're not around. it's not my fault but they're not. okay. maybe someone is not happy that college is not around but people ask me why did you go there? what brought you to northwest missouri. it was the only school in america that
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 10:00am EST
who supported them. the theatrics in washington -- we have heard a lot of callers talk about this. i don't know if they have a place right now. this is an extremely urgent thing they have to address. it could have real consequences on recovery, really end it, and i do not think we will see a lot of that. i do not think the president wants to strike that tone. i think it will be pretty serious. it does not mean they will not try to get together in some kind of setting, but i do not think it will be seen the light it was in summer 2011. host: we want to thank our two white house reporters. thank you both for being here. that does it for today's "washington journal." we will be back tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. with more of your questions and comments via phone and twitter. thanks for watching. host: [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] emma we continue with election analysis to date on the c-span networks -- >> we continue with election analysis. coming up, we will be live with congressional quarterly's election analy
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
the people you are now representing where are their areas they would prefer that washington don't go? >> well, our membership wants to see the details before they take a position on any potential package. reducing and eliminations certain deductions and credits. that sounds good. people nod their heads. but the rubber hits the road when it hits you or your industry. so we believe in the best interest of the country and economy and avoiding the fiscal cliff and digging out of the holes more broadly, tax reform with that direction should be on the table. >> do you have any personal thoughts on tax rate increases for capital gains, a certain number? >> well, i don't think there is a desire to increase the capital gains tax. from my perspective we want to encourage investments. we want to reward that. one of the deductions that is very important is business interest deduction. if you didn't allow businesses to deduct interests, that happened to have a severe effect on the economy so businesses can capitalize and start and grow. have you to be careful how you do it at a time we need it th
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
virginia area around washington, d.c. and some around charlottesville as well and a couple of the counties in the tidewater region. you can see it is compared with 2004 when george w. bush won the state. you can see that president bush won more of the tidewater region than did john mccain in 2008. if you were president obama and you were mitt romney, where would you focus your resources, larry? guest: you can tell by where they are visiting. romney spends a lot of time in the richmond area. he needs a big vote out of those localities, some of which voted for president obama. other various conservative localities like chesterfield county went as high as 45% for president obama in 2008. there's no way for republicans to win statewide and allow centreville to get 45% of the votes to obama. they're both campaigning in northern virginia. it is the linchpin of a statewide victory for president obama. he needs to do well in the big, growing burgeoning prince gallia county and loudoun county -- prince george county and loudoun county, as well as fairfax. yes, the two areas are small, but
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Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm EST
republicans were in 2008. host: the annual crystal ball contest from "the washington post." jim cramer, predicting that mitt romney will get 98 electoral votes, the president, 440? he is the only one predicting a landslide for the president. guest: he is the only one predicting that. i am a democratic partisan, i would love to see that, but i do not think it will be close to that. host: only two are predicting that mitt romney will win, the other 11 saying that barack obama will get a second term. guest: the perception of looking at these polls is very interesting. we released our own poll today with a different side between the candidates. there was an indication that it would lean towards mitt romney by a point or two, especially if they look at the model on the battleground. i think that the real question is, where is the electoral college going to go? everyone is making a guess at this point. ohio is up in the air, wisconsin is up in the air. certainly of those three, off three could go to mitt romney, off three to go to obama, that will be the difference in the electoral co
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Nov 13, 2012 8:00pm EST
everyone needs to compromise. compromise should not be a dirty word in washington. that is another message of the election. the american people want action, not political posturing, it will in the decisions made here. it is fair to say that the president believes that he is not looking to boxed himself or other people's ideas out as we approached the conversation that will begin on friday. >> will they have to give up more than they would like to attack the president has made clear that everyone for of this process the whole point of compromise is that no one gets to get achieves their maximalist position. that is the principal the president has based his own proposals on. look at the programs that the president has already cut through legislation he signed into law. look at the savings he is willing to enact as part of his plan. it demonstrates a willingness to give so that you can meet your negotiating partner somewhere in the middle and reach a deal. >> do you have specifics? >> i do not have pacific's -- specifics. i appreciate that but i do not have pacific specifics . . >> what will
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Nov 10, 2012 5:05pm EST
. daniel markey is our guest. "washington journal" is less of a cloud a.m. eastern on c-span. president obama will participate in the presidential ceremony followed by a remembrance ceremony. our live coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> i need some help over here. >> did he try to get up? >> no, he just rolled himself out. >> where is sergeant robert yates today? we followed him after this plane ride for many months. he ended up entering himself that a program at walter reed where they used acupuncture and meditation and other techniques to wean him off of the drugs he was on and through this program he was able to walk out the walter reed on his own two feet. i commend the military for choosing -- allowing us to tell a story both the good in the back and for recognizing this problem by recognizing there is a problem of over medicating and they are looking for ideas to fix it. that is the pieces of the film -- the metaphor is that the status quo is not working. we need to look outside the box for ideas. >> war with matthew heineman and a night at 8:00 on c-span 2 1/q &a.
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
understand there is a massive discount on washington. he cannot count on washington on a general philosophy, and they're not sitting there with bated breath saying are they going to -- that does not mean it is not serious, but it means they are not. their expectations are pretty darn low at the moment. >> based upon your experience in contrast, do you see an opportunity for tax reform in the next congress in terms of lining up the ducts and getting everything in place that something move during the very next upcoming contest? >> that is a really good question, and obviously it could be part of a grand bargain, because it could be the vehicle to provide some revenue as part of the overall solution, whatever ratio they are looking for in spending cuts as opposed to retina. the worry -- to revenue. the worry i would have, as i said a minute ago, when we did it in 1986 and it was revenue neutral, it was very hard to do. i mean, exceedingly hard to do, because you are taking on all the lobbies and all the interests that have gotten something in the code that helps them. bill bradley a
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Nov 22, 2012 1:00pm EST
george washington. later today, michelle, malia, sasha and i will be taking two turkey's the were not so lucky to a local food bank here in washington, d.c. i would like to ask every american to do what they can to help families who are in need of a real thanksgiving this year. tomorrow, in the company of friends and loved ones, we will celebrate a uniquely american holiday. it is a chance for us to spend time with the people that we care about, and to give thanks for the blessings that we enjoy, and to think about how lucky we are to live in the greatest nation on earth. it is also a time to remember those who are less fortunate. this year, that is particularly true for our neighbors in the northeast to have lost their homes and possessions and even their loved ones to retain sandy. -- hurricane sandy. in the past few weeks, i have visited new jersey and new york. i have seen neighbors -- neighborhoods reduced to rubble. i have yet to find a broken spirit. countless stories of courage and compassion have emerged in the aftermath of the storm. the one that comes to my today is about a
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Nov 23, 2012 1:00am EST
. george washington said -- and we assume a soldier, do not lay aside the citizen. that is what the lead. -- what we believe. we are not partisan. we are frustrated with the in action and what looks like slow things happening in washington. these are the types of folks that can pass through and take this country to the next level. we need your help. when you leave, take this with you and think about veterans day. it is november 11. every city will have a parade and events. please step up and join. be a part of this movement. help us deliver a return from this generation. we are not a charity. we are an investment. now is the time to invest. thank you very much. [applause] >> imagine what it is like when paul comes into my office with one of his friends. i sit up at attention when he comes in. you have seen now three distinguished american male military officers who returned home on damage from this service. i want you to meet melissa stockwell. she was a lieutenant in iraq in april 2004. she was hit by an i.e.d. it was on her home. -- her humvee. in a way, her new life began on that
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
joke on his lips. he is the problem solver and that's what we need here in washington is people who san francisco problems. a perfect example that you've heard some of my colleagues alewd to earlier today, they're saying ralph -- there are folks saying, ralph hall is too old to serve in congress he solved that problem by jumping out of a -- an airplane. a naval pilot does not want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. anyway, ralph hall epitomizes and is the perfect example of what it is to to be a congressman he would make friends with a fence post. as i told my wife den bee, when i grow up, i want to be ralph hall. i yield back. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, kenny marchant. mr. merchant: mr. speaker, -- mr. marchant: mr. speaker, today we honor our friend and colleague ralph hall, for being the oldest member to cast a vote in the history of the house of representatives. i've the privilege of knowing ralph for decades, he's a dear friend and a tireless advocate for the people of the fourth district of our home state. his service to the cou
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
in washington d.c. right now. [applause] our country has huge problems, structural problems that require people that actually want to solve problems rather than just talk about it or excuse the way why it is that things are working. you know, president obama was dealt a tough hand. we hear this everyday if you watch tv. and of course it's my brother's fault for everything that goes on. dog almost as though the ate my homework is the reason we're going through tough times. but let me tell you mitt romney from day one, job one will be to restore the american economy so people can purr shoe their dreams as they see fit by limited government and build capacity so people don't have to get in line and be dependent upon government. no one wants to do that. we want a society where the next generation has more opportunities than what we have. and the american dream is what this election is about. are we going to reverse the track we're on which is a false sense of economic security where we get in line and have the government solve our problems for us? inif that's ever worked american his
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
morning and welcome to washington journal. the house and senate are back in washington and we are live from capitol hill. the lame duck session kicks off this week in the so-called fiscal cliff is the main issue facing congress. we would like to get your thoughts. you are the numbers to call democrats -- 202-585-3880. republicans -- 202-585-3881. independence -- 202-585-3882. joining us to talk, the lame- duck congress and the fiscal cliff is nancy cliff, from the national journal. thank you for being here. what is at stake during a lame- duck session? guest: the biggest hunk of things at stake are tax changes. those are individual tax rates, tax breaks for businesses at stake. the alternative minimum tax that could hit more middle income families. and then these mandated spending cuts that the budget control act put in place, those are called the sequester. those would have the federal government spending across a bunch of different things like health care spending, biomedical research, education. and the other half of that would hit defense. host: the rest of the world is waking up t
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00am EST
that and not our policies in washington. i hope this is the beginning of progress where we are able to come to agreement and reduce our deficit in a balanced way and we will deal with some of these long-term the impediments to growth. we will be focusing on making sure people are able to get ahead. i want to thank all of the leadership for coming. with that, we are going to get to work. there is one other point i want to make. my understanding is that tomorrow is speaker boehner's birthday. to those of you who want to wish him birthday -- we will not embarrass him with a cake. because we could blow out all of the candles that were needed. thank you. >> following their meeting with the president, house and senate leaders spoke briefly with reporters. >> we had a constructive meeting with the president to talk about america's fiscal problem. i outlined a framework that deals with reform of our tax code and reforming our spending. i believe the framework i have outlined is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach. to show our seriousness, we could revenue o
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Nov 15, 2012 10:00am EST
items in the news and comments from c-span viewers from this morning's "washington journal." host: question for you this morning how confident department are you in the white house national security team? our first caller is stan in new york on our democrats line. hi. chris: thank you for taking my call. i real will i appreciate all the things that c-span does. there's not enough people bringing issues like this to light. i'm the father of two young marines. so naturally things like this really get my attention to say the least. and it seems like as the information comes out about this more and more each day, that more and more questions and people have to stop and really look at this for the good of the nation. there's way too many things here that just don't meet the eye. i think yesterday the president got a free ride in questioning in front of this in front of the american people. now today it will go behind closed doors and they'll classify everything as top secret and we'll never know the truth. host: what would you like to see happen next? what would answer your questions?
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Nov 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
the election is over hopefully we'll have a moment in washington where the leaders come together and on tax reform and education and immigration and fiscal policy, now that we're no longer the issue of we have a reelection, that's done. barack obama has run his last campaign and you have divided government. i think the mandate the american people was sending is work together. focus on us not what divides you as politicians, focus on us. and i don't offer misplaced optimism often. because in washington you can get pessimistic quick. but i do have confidence there is path way on tax reform, on continued education reform, on doing some smart things around energy. and that's the test of the ment and the leaders in the senate and houses. can they come together post election. and for a period of time put your needs and the needs of the country first. and i have a great deal of confidence we'll do that. so i look forward to talking to you about the election that just happened. [applause] >> thank you for having me back. it's great to be back at the university of delaware and thank you for c
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
that in washington d.c. thank you for the opportunity to speak to you on these topics. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you. i am going to say, i am relieved there were no hecklers. the last thing is what we are here to do is to celebrate the governor's birthday. i understand mackenzie is going to sing. is that right? everybody is coming? great. we want to hear them. i'm not going to sing. they are going to sing. ♪ >> happy birthday to you happy birthday to you. happy birthday dear grandpa happy birthday to you ♪ [applause] >> grandpa. [laughter] >> all girls? all girls and one more on the way. [applause] we are expecting our fifth granddaughter in december. about a month away. anyway, are they not great? thank you very much, girls. first of all, i want to thank you all for coming tonight. i want to especially thank bridget, mackenzie, sofia and alexis for leading the birthday songs. you girls are great. he did a wonderful job. i am proud of you. i want to thank my wonderful wife chris and my entire family, my two sons and daughter and their spouses, and the extended family, a
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Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
-owned businesses, the president wants to take back to washington, d.c. i'm in favor of a balanced approach. i'm committed to fairness in american society. but, mr. speaker, i ask you, is the problem that taxes are too low or is the problem that spending is too high? what better than class warfare, mr. speaker. we are better than saying we are going to ask the them to bear the burden while the we been fit. -- ben fifment -- benefit. 320 million of us have to come together, mr. speaker. on tough, tough challenges. challenges that this house has crafted solutions to. these solutions are not easy. these solutions are not pain free. these solutions involve shared commitment from every single american. because as freedom is eroding in this country, every single american suffers. and economic opportunity and economic liberty is expanded in this country, absolutely every american benefits. we can do better, mr. speaker. as a nation we have done better, as the united states house of representatives. and i come here today just to remind my president, the white house, that the election is ov
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Nov 18, 2012 9:30pm EST
will discuss his idea to revert to the so-called fiscal cliff. the washington journal reporter looks at the u.s. oil output and efforts to make the country energy independence and the former executive assistant director talks about the fbi's role in investigating cyber crimes. live on c-span. >> foreign policy scholars will discuss the united states relationship with china and political, economic, and national security challenges. our live coverage begins tomorrow at 9:15 eastern on c- span 2. >> the mindset of the world well into the mid 1990's was that wireline access was either on poles or in the ground was the key to understanding telecommunications. the intriguing part of the wireless story is how very few people inside the industry -- that is why the mckinsey report came out the way it did. it was not just judge greene who did not understand wireless. it was the entire industry, except for visionaries regarded as kooks. what turned out to be the case was the hope some people have have a fixedo industry were half a dozen companies are offering telephone services over cables or copp
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00am EST
spring. then a discussion of future political parties. >> tomorrow on "washington journal" a look at the options of comprehensive immigration reform. a discussion of the role money played in campaign 2012. and the former chief of staff for the committee on taxation talks about the white house and congressional efforts concerning tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. [captioning made possible by bloomberg television] [captions performed by national captioning institute] @@@@@@@@@@ >> i'm open to comprow -- compromise. i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 are not asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> the newly elected congress starts in january, and work is expected on the impending fiscal cliff including the expiration of the bush era tax cuts, the federal deficit, raising the debt ceiling and by how much, and planned cuts to domestic and military spending. fol
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Nov 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
, who has done a just about every other job in washington may run for the republican senatorial committee job in two years, which would allow him to regroup. he did not become vice president. he still harbors presidential ambitions. he is only 57. and so, if he wants to start building up a base he could do worse than do the same thing we talked about gillibrand doing -- recruiting candidates, get them elected. they are beholden to him. life goes on. >> it is worth noting, too, that the one constitutional officer, president of the senate, vice president of the united states joe biden has not ruled it out. >> great copy from us. when he left his polling place when a reporter asked, is it the last time -- it's sort of assumes -- i guess it is the last time you will ever get a chance to vote for yourself. and he said, i don't think so. it is interesting. very interesting. open -- >> "the new york times" had an article calling the other fiscal cliff as foreign policy. the shake up on the foreign relations committees -- three of the chair and a ranking member being gone but if senator
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
next leader of china. i was in washington after that trip. i went to a high ranking administration official who had been on that trip. what is she like? the guy said, this is someone -- what is he like? >> the guy said, this is someone we can work with. this is good news for it chinese relationships. two hours later, i spoke with another administration official who had been on the trip. what do you think? this guy is dangerous. he is a nationalist. we are in deep trouble. i swear to god that is what i heard. [laughter] we did not know if he would do dramatic reforms. i think we underestimated him. with hu jintao, it was more repressive in certain areas that was when i was an ambassador in the late-1980s. if they do not make changes in the economic and political system in the next decade, i think we will see real instability. that could in turn mean aggressive foreign policies that would rally the foreign citizens against the devils. i do not know if that is is a prize. maybe it is. -- i do not know if that is a surprise. maybe it is. >> one of the surprises that happened in the las
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